Research

S-Tones more effective than broadband noise in tinnitus

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© Jason Rogers

The results of a randomized, multicenter clinical study have shown that S-Tones as a masker are effective at low volumes and are more effective than broadband noise in the reduction of tinnitus.

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Research to improve education for deaf students

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© Sanja Gjenero - Sxc

A new partnership research project has been set up to pinpoint the types of teaching and services that deaf students need for their educational development.

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Dangers of everyday noise to hearing

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© Yang Xiaofeng - Fotolia

A new survey carried out in Australia has shown that most people believe only loud noises can cause hearing problems.

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Caffeine intake and reduced tinnitus risk in women

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© Krutenyuk - Fotolia

A study including a large cohort of female participants has shown that higher caffeine intake is associated with a lower risk of tinnitus, although the underlying mechanism remains unknown.

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New research on mechanism of noise-induced hearing loss

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© Agsandrew - Fotolia

A recent computational modeling study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy has shed new light on mechanisms of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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Event: Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss

Awareness

© FROG

The Stanford Initiative to Cure Hearing Loss (SICHL) recently held the “Future of Hearing” event bringing together a large number of researchers in the area of sensorineural hearing loss.

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Predictors of susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss

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© Valérie Duflot

A new study has shown that temporary threshold shift (TTS) can be used to detect individuals at greater risk of developing occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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Bilateral cochlear implantation provides better results

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©MED-EL

A 5-year research study has shown that bilateral cochlear implantation in children resulted in improved language, social development, and academic outcomes versus unilateral CI.

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Super-hearing in fly could be applied to hearing aids

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Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) have developed a tiny, low-power device that mimics a specific fly species’ hearing mechanism.

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Hearing gene used for echolocation in bats and dolphins

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© Gucio- Fotolia

A new study published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution has shown that the hearing gene prestin also plays a critical role in echolocation in some mammals.

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